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Inwood Art Works On Air! is a hyper-local podcast devoted to the musicians, filmmakers, writers, theater makers, and artists of all stripes that make their home in the neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill, NYC, aka "Upstate Manhattan." In Artist Spotlight segments, we meet local artists and creators in their favorite local haunts. “Live N’ Local” segments introduce us to the musicians, and the music, of upper Manhattan, and include intimate live performances.

For videos accompanying accompanying each episode visit Inwoodartworks.nyc and and Inwood Art Works on YouTube and Facebook.
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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Inwood Art Works On Air! is a hyper-local podcast devoted to the musicians, filmmakers, writers, theater makers, and artists of all stripes that make their home in the neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill, NYC, aka "Upstate Manhattan." In Artist Spotlight segments, we meet local artists and creators in their favorite local haunts. “Live N’ Local” segments introduce us to the musicians, and the music, of upper Manhattan, and include intimate live performances.

For videos accompanying accompanying each episode visit Inwoodartworks.nyc and and Inwood Art Works on YouTube and Facebook.
Subscribe, and never miss an episode!

    Artist Spotlight with Frank Coleman

    Artist Spotlight with Frank Coleman

    Frank Coleman has had a long career collecting hyphens. He's a musician-composer-writer-editor-filmmaker-animator-producer-director-designer and software developer. A former child actor, Frank appeared in two productions picked by TIME Magazine as Top of the Decade in 1969 before retiring at age 10. He studied percussion and electronic music at Berklee College of Music, eventually developing an interest in integrating technology into live performance. This led to a long and successful career in new media, encompassing over 500 projects since 1990, including the first CD-ROM, the first interactive music site on the Internet, and the first website to receive an Emmy nomination. He’s also a professional rock drummer with an extensive discography, and has performed in front of over 40,000 people, most notably with John Ashton, formerly of The Psychedelic Furs. Returning to his theater roots with his partner, playwright Bambi Everson, they've released six volumes of her work in paperback in the last year, had a sold out run at the 2019 NY Fringe Festival, and co-host a web series on cinema. Check out more from Frank at www.frank-coleman.com

    • 35 min
    Artist Spotlight with Bridget Kibbey

    Artist Spotlight with Bridget Kibbey

    Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue Senior Editor Corey Seymour, Bridget Kibbey is in demand for her innovative, virtuosic performances that expand the expressive range of the harp. Kibbey has received a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant. She is the winner of the Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France, the Concert Artists Guild competition, and the Juilliard School’s Peter Mennin Prize for Artistic Excellence and Leadership. She is a graduate of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program and is annually featured with the company. She made her NPR TinyDesk debut in 2020, and her debut album “Love is Come Again,” was listed as a top ten debut by TimeOut, NY. Bridgett has been featured as soloist on Front Row Washington, A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts, WQXR, WRTI, among others. In addition, she is also curating a new classical music concert series at Our Savior’s Atonement in Washington Heights. For a schedule check out www.mosaconcerts.org (www.mosaconcerts.org)

    • 28 min
    Artist Spotlight with Jeffrey Hardy

    Artist Spotlight with Jeffrey Hardy

    Jeffrey Hardy trained at LAMDA and has had an international career as an actor. He was a member of New Shakespeare Company of San Francisco, has worked in London’s West End, in repertory theatre in the UK, Off-Broadway and toured in the US, Austria, Germany, Sweden and his native Australia. With Dame Judi Dench, he was a founding Director of The Royalty Theatre Company. In the Noel Coward world, he was a close personal friend of Joyce Carey, Joan Hirst and Graham Payn. He has taught Shakespeare for the Actor in London, Australia and New York and is an adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology. He currently lives in New York and is also a working Barrister and Attorney at Law. He is married to chanteuse Shana Farr, well known for her interpretation of The Noel Coward Songbook.

    • 45 min
    Live N' Local with Frank Rapkiewicz

    Live N' Local with Frank Rapkiewicz

    Frank Rapkiewicz is a musician born and raised in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He has been playing music, Guitar, Bass and Piano, for 50 years. He has worked with the likes of Dion and the Belmonts, Chuck Berry, and James Brown to name a few. He comes from a Broadcast Engineering background and has worked at Sony, NBC, CNN and Lifetime Television. He currently works in higher education and lives with his wife in Washington Heights.

    • 27 min
    Artist Spotlight with Kirby Fields

    Artist Spotlight with Kirby Fields

    Kirby Fields is a neighborhood writer and the Artistic Director of UP Theater Company, which produced his full-length plays K COMMA JOSEPH and LOST/NOT FOUND. His short plays have been featured in the Sam French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the Gallery Players One-Act Play Festival, and the NY 15-minute Play Festival. His plays have also been produced or developed in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, and Kansas City. His short film, "Not So Hilarious Anymore," which he wrote and produced, appeared in 10 film festivals, including those in San Francisco, Portland, and Liverpool and will be coming soon to the Inwood Film Festival!  You can keep up with Kirby and Up Theater at www.uptheater.org (https://www.uptheater.org/)

    • 30 min
    Artist Spotlight with Miguel Mike Medina

    Artist Spotlight with Miguel Mike Medina

    Born and raised in Washington Heights in New York City, Miguel Mike Medina is a Dominican-American actor, writer, and filmmaker. His acting career began when he performed two One-Act Plays: Poison and The Game while he was attending the City College of New York. Following his graduation, he has directed, produced, written, and starred in multiple short films, including: The Grade, Bittersweet Holiday, Torn Feelings, From Dad, To Bobby, Valentine's Dinner, and many more. Medina’s films have won 23 awards and he is set to release his first documentary in 2022. In addition, he also runs Double L 94 Productions, which produces Theater, Independent Films, and Web Series. Check out the YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClpKqKp7rXHKkCZ_mRD9_0w) or follow on instagram at ll94prod.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

StirlingBike ,

Amazing neighborhood + podcast

Love how this podcast reveals our community and artists to a larger audience! Bravo Inwood Art Works!

Dyckman1785 ,

An "Upstate Manhattan" Artistic Showcase

On Air from Inwood Art Works is a hyper-local podcast where we meet film, stage, music, visual artists and writers from Inwood NYC and its neighboring communities of Marble Hill, Riverdale, Kingsbridge, and Washington Heights.
The programming consists of two featured segments: Artist Spotlight and Live N’ Local. In Artist Spotlight segments they tell the stories of Inwood artists and creators recorded at beloved local haunts in the community, like Indian Road Cafe, Amore Cafe, Republica, etc. In Live N’ Local segments they interview Inwood musicians and provide an intimate platform to feature a live showcase of their work.

barbharv ,

A terrific podcast for the community and beyond!

Inwood is a quaint neighborhood on the northern tip of Manhattan. Over the past several years, Aaron Simms and his team have run a nonprofit called Inwood Art Works, which has helped support artists of all kinds in showcasing their work. Inwood Art Works has helped Inwood become a new artistic hub in New York City. This podcast continues to highlight the incredible artist community that Inwood truly is. Well worth a listen and subscribe!

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